new DLSR..the first results!

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  1. mfacer

    mfacer TPF Noob!

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    Just taken the leap and bought a canon 20d with 17-85mm IS lens...
    It's rather more complicated than my old SLR I can say!!

    It's awesome being able to just take photos of pretty much anything knowing you're not going to run out of film......... anyway, here are a few of the "better" photos I took....

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    there's a few more here: http://www.mattfacer.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=15

    thanks for any comments :)
    btw: I'm still fairly new to photography......!
     
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    catweh00 TPF Noob!

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    Ahh, DSLRs, how sweet. I love my d70, and the 20d is a sweet camera as well. It is so nice being able to shoot all the pictures you want without worrying about film count. I love it. Pic 1 looks nice. Do you have photoshop and whatnot? Thats the next big step, digital darkroom software is a big expense, but completely worth it.

    Good luck with your camera, and enjoy!
    Craig
     
  3. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Your first picture is gorgeous. I love sunset pictures. And congratulations on the new DSLR,,, you must be such a proud father! ;-)

    And Photoshop and other programs aren't always expensive. If you know where to look. ;-)
     
  4. mfacer

    mfacer TPF Noob!

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    thanks for the comments! I have photoshop CS on my PC ... so I will probably have a play about with some of the pictures to see if I can get even better colours out of them.
    I simply can't stop taking pictures now.... its opened a whole new door!
     
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    mfacer TPF Noob!

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    what sort of things would I do to say this picture in photoshop to make it look better? I've messed around with the levels, but everything seems to make it look worse!!

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  6. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    You could post it in the Photoshop Challenge Foru, under themes to see what other people can do to it. Or you could post it in the critique gallery.

    I think it's almost perfect as it is, although I'd probably crop off the bottom big rock. Have you tried duplicating the layer and changing the blend mode to Multiply. I find that really brings out the colours in sunsets. I think if you then add a layer mask of the layer image it might make the ocean not as black, though I can't remember and PS isn't on the work comps.
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    congrats on a new dslr!!!!
     
  8. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice shots, enjoy the camera!
     
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    Chiller Mental case

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    Love the first pic. Good luck with the new camera
     
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    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    Love the first one though I would prefer more sky. Welcome to the 20D club!
     
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    nice stuff Matt, keep it up! I like you're site, it's got a nice layout too.

    I'm just starting out too, there's a lot to learn but I keep feeling that i'm finding out more about what works and what doesn't the more i shoot!
     

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